Friday August 29th 2014

How can alcohol kill you?

August 28th, 2014

Alcohol can kill you directly or indirectly. Accidents including traffic fatalities, fire, overdose, or injuries are attributed to drinking. But how does alcohol affect body systems? We review here.

Long term effects of ecstasy on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

August 27th, 2014

MDMA (ecstasy) affects the brain by increasing the activity of at least three neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. But what happens in the brain after long term use? We explore here.

Does meth show up on drug tests?

August 24th, 2014

Yes, meth shows up on most urine-based test 2-3 days after use (longer for chronic or high dose users). More on types of meth testing and its detection window here.

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Alcoholism and blaming others

August 21st, 2014

Each person is responsible for their own actions, including drinking problems: the person who is actually doing the drinking. Get some perspective on the blaming game in alcoholic families here.

Crack detox treatment

August 20th, 2014

Currently, pharmaceutical treatments for crack detox are limited. But you don't need to detox alone. What treatment options are available to you? We review here.

Detoxing from heroin at home

August 19th, 2014

Detoxing from heroin does not need to be severe or uncomfortable. But you increase your risk of relapse when you detox from heroin on your own. More on the protocols used during clinical heroin detox, as well as time, symptoms, and their treatment here.

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Supplements for opiate withdrawal: INTERVIEW with Elimidrol manufacturer, Sunrise Nutraceuticals

August 17th, 2014

Can nutritional supplements really help during opiate withdrawal? We speak with the manufacturer of Elimidrol about how this product works, its safety, and efficacy here.

Detox from ecstasy

August 16th, 2014

Detox from ecstasy can provoke symptoms such as depression, fatigue, and lack of motivation. How can you detox from ecstasy safely? We review here.

Long term effects of heroin addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

August 13th, 2014

Repeated heroin use changes the physical structure and physiology of the brain. More here on the side effects from long-term heroin use, which aren't only health-related.

Struggling with addictions: BOOK REVIEW

August 12th, 2014

Is it possible for an addict to hit bottom but rise up again and take control of life? Are treatment programs enough to help addict along their way of recovery? We review a book that may be able to help answer these questions (and help you relate to a great story) here.

Cold turkey cocaine

August 11th, 2014

It is possible to quit cocaine without the help of a detox or rehab, but the do-it-yourself method isn’t recommended, because it can be dangerous. More on safe ways to get off cocaine here.

How long does buprenorphine last?

August 10th, 2014

The elimination half-life of buprenorphine can vary from 20 to 72 hours. More on the duration of action for buprenorphine and how buprenorphine is metabolized here.

Help for cocaine withdrawal

August 26th, 2014

No medications are currently used during cocaine withdrawal. So how can you ease symptoms? We explore here.

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George W. Bush alcoholism and drug use quotes (INFOGRAPHIC)

August 18th, 2014

"I'm not going to talk about what I did years ago." "Yes, sometimes I would go to a party and drink too much." "I don't think I was clinically an alcoholic." More on George W., his past drinking history and drug use (IN HIS OWN WORDS) here.

Methadone overdose: How much amount of methadone to OD?

August 15th, 2014

What are the signs and symptoms of methadone overdose? And how much methadone does it take to OD? We review here.

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